Lyndongraey

Field Spaniels, Maine Coons & Siberians

 

 

 

 

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colours. When a beloved pet dies they go an wait at Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the pets who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour, those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

They are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The nose twitches, the ears are up, his bright eyes are intent and his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face, your hands again caress the beloved head and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.

Two very touching poems that say it all

"With a heavy heart"

With a heavy heart, and a tear in my eye,
after all these years, we must say goodbye.
Please understand, we've done all we could,
if there was anything we could do, you know we would.

I'm sitting right here, gently rubbing your ears,
while I talk to you softly, trying to hold back the tears.
The memories you gave us, we'll never forget,
especially the one of the day we met.
One last hug and one last kiss,
you have no idea how much you'll be missed.
To look into your eyes this last time,
You tell me it's OK, you know it's your time.

Close your eyes now and go to sleep,
we'll pray to the Lord, your soul he'll keep.
Go in peace now, our good friend,
we'll stay right here with you until the end.
Dream of that special day and time,
when we meet at the Bridge, and all will be fine.
We run and play, side by side,
with a soft warm feeling down inside.

Your memory will live on, in each one of us,
You'll always be number one to all of us.

Have a safe journey through the night,
I promise when you awake, you'll be in God's light.
So with a heavy heart and a tear in my eye,
just for now my friend, we say goodbye.....

(John Quealy)

"If It Should Be"

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this the last battle cannot be won

You will be sad - I understand
Do not let your grief then stay your hand
For this day more than the rest
Your love and friendship stands the test

We've had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears
You do not want me to suffer so
When the time comes, please let me go

Take me where my needs they will tend
Only stay with me until the end
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see

I know in time you too will see
It is kindness you do to me
Although my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering I have been saved

Do not grieve that it should be you
Who has to decide this thing to do?
We've been so close - we two through the years
Don't let your heart hold any tears

(Anon)

 

 

2014

Tempest
Lyndongraey Ngaire
13 June 2009 - 30 March 2014

It is with great sadness that we have another star in the night sky tonight - Tempest who sadly passed away after suffering a blood clot, she is now at Rainbow Bridge, with her sister Boots.

This is what Amanda had to say ....... "just to let you know we lost our Tempest last night - got home and she was laying in the hall unable to move her back legs. Vet said there was nothing we could have done, no trauma, just a random blood clot. Such a shock and she was a beautiful and loving girl. She will leave a hole in our hearts and will be hugely missed ..... but we are grateful for the few years we got to spend with her."

Amanda and Tony, Tempest will always be with you, in your heart and your memories. Goodnight sweetheart - enjoy the butterflies at The Bridge and go and find all our other Lyndongraey babies who will look after you until we all meet up again - Sleep tight sweetheart xx

2013

Sabre
May 1997 - 16 July 2013

 

It was with great sadness that we have another star in the night sky tonight - Sabre, who always could be found in any box sadly had to be put to sleep to save him from further suffering.

Sabre go and find Decci, Marcus & Max who have all be patiently waiting for you at the Bridge to be together forever again.





2012

My Little Miracle
19 September 2012 - 22 September 2012

It was with great sadness that we have another star in the night sky tonight - our precious little boy who survived an amazing 3.5 days after being born 6 days premature, all the odds were stacked against you but you tried. I am just so very sorry that you never got to see your lovely mum, Annie.

Both Annie and I did our best so you could see the world but unfortunately it wasn't to be but we both know that you are now at Rainbow Bridge. You will always be in my heart you little darling, sleep tight
sweetheart xx

Boots
Lyndongraey Kailasa
13 June 2009 - 25 May 2012

It was with great sadness that we have another star in the night sky tonight - our beautiful Boots who sadly passed away after suffering two blood clots, she is now at Rainbow Bridge.

Boots was recently rehomed with her mum, Magic with Andrea and Luigi and I am am just so sorry that it was for such a short time. I know that Andrea and Luigi did all they could for Boots but she slipped away on the 25 May 2012.

Andrea and Luigi, Boots will always be with you, in your heart and your memories. Goodnight sweetheart - enjoy the butterflies at The Bridge and go and find all our other Lyndongraey babies who will look after you until we all meet up again - Sleep tight sweetheart xx

Boris
Lyndongraey Glikerii
29 July 2010 - 21 May 2012

Razzi & Boris
My favourite photo of Boris

It was with great sadness that we have another star in the night sky tonight - our beautiful Boris who tradically had an accident which meant he is now at Rainbow Bridge.

Boris lived with Claire, Chris and Thomas and of course his feline friend Razzi and this is what Claire had to say :- "Unfortunately I am having to email with some tragic news of beautiful Boris. On Monday early evening, it seems Boris had some sort of accident, probably a fall from a tree. Chris returned home early from work at 6.20pm to find Razzi looking after Boris on the grass by our drive but he was unable to move. He was taken straight to the vet by Chris and the vet confirmed he had a broken back and other internal injuries. There was nothing that could be done to save him and the vet put him to sleep just after 7pm. There was not a mark or a bruise on his body and the vet said his injuries were consistent with that of a fall.

As you can imagine, the whole family are utterly devastated by this as we really don't know exactly what happened. Nearly a week on and he has left a massive hole in our lives. Of our two Siberians, (and I know you should never have a favourite) Boris was my personal no.1. I think because he was such a fighter after the tough start in life. He was a real softie and a people person too and we used to love the way he'd amble in and roll over onto his back to have his tummy rubbed. He was also Tom's favourite, lying just out of reach and taking an interest in all his toys. He used to laugh out loud at Boris too, he found him so funny for some reason. He was also so good at being "stroked" by Tom and never once did anything to hurt anyone. Tom has lost his best buddy and future partner in crime. Our only consolation is that Razzi looked after him before he was found and at least we did find him.

I'm so sorry to send this awful news. It's taken me nearly a week to be able to do so. I don't think he could have been more adored. I enclose the last few pictures we have of him."

Claire, Boris will always be with you, in your heart and your memories. Goodnight sweetheart - enjoy the butterflies at The Bridge and go and find all our other Lyndongraey babies who will look after you until we all meet up again - Sleep tight my special one XX

Charlie
Lyndongraey Lincoln
29 March 2010 - 02 April 2012
This is my favourite photo of Charlie, who just loved his friends the fish.
Handsome Charlie with Grace

It was with great sadness that we have another star in the night sky tonight - our beautiful Charlie who suddenly past away and is now at Rainbow Bridge.

Charlie lived with Ruth and family and this is what she had to say :- I am not sure how to say this, but we came home this morning to awful heartbreaking news. Charlie died on monday night, he just looked like he was just asleep. I am just heartbroken, and just praying my big boy didn't suffer in anyway. Its such a shock.

Ruth, Charlie will always be with you, in your heart and your memories. Goodnight sweetheart - enjoy the butterflies at The Bridge and go and find all our other Lyndongraey babies who will look after you until we all meet up again - Sleep tight XX

Lily
Lyndongraey Eowyn
15.03.04 - 04.02.12

Another star in the night sky tonight - my beautiful Lily had been rehomed with Sue a few years ago and was a constant companion to her and Basil and more recently Alec. The photo of Lily in the garden was one of Sue's favourites.

This is what Sue had to say about Lily - "she became unwell with kidney failure and showed signs of a tumour. Despite being on a drip she still deteriorated and stopped eating. She was on painkillers but still in pain and uncomfortable. The hardest decision in the world is to end a life, especially of one you love. However it is the kindest thing when the one you love is suffering.

I hate having to tell you this Lynne, but you know I loved her as much as you did, and shall miss her meercat like ways when she wanted something; laughing at her having a funny 5 minutes thundering round the house and emptying her toy box to find the one she liked best on that day; her noisey demands when she wanted attention, her loud contented purr when stroked and cuddled and her beautiful face to look at."

Thank you Sue for giving Lily a happy life, she will always be with you, you know. Goodnight sweetheart - enjoy the butterflies at The Bridge and go and find all my other Lyndongraey babies who will look after you until we all meet up again - Sleep tight XX


2011

Darcey
Rhiwlas Witchcraft at Lyndongraey
26.01.00 - 09.01.11

Yet another star in the night sky as we had to say goodbye, very unexpectedly, to our lovely Darcey. We have had many laughs over the years with Darcey who had been a wonderful mum to the two litters she had and of course to the two Lyndongraey babies we still have here, Sebastian and Topaz. Unfortunately Topaz is feeling very lost at the moment, wandering around crying and looking for her mum - it is very hard to watch.

Darcey was such a lovely girl who enjoyed meeting everyone, she loved all the cuddles and biscuits she got from people when we represented the breed at Game Fairs and Discover Dogs over the years. She also did very well with her training with the Mid Sussex Working Spaniel Club and proved to be quite successful hunting in the field. She also acheived the Kennel Club's Good Citizens Bronze and Silver awards - she was always up for things and enjoyed getting stuck in and this is what we will miss about her.

We also want to thank Pam and the late Clive Rowland from the Rhiwlas Kennel who allowed us to have two wonderful dogs from them, who are now both at The Bridge - Darcey you go and find Freya and all our other Lyndongraey babies who will look after you until we meet again. Good night and god bless you sweetheart xx

The above two photos were the last ones we have of Darcey that we took in the snow at the end of 2010, so we thought you may like to see some more photos of her over the years.

Freya & Darcey at Discover Dogs
@ November 2008
All the girls (Abbey, Darcey & Freya) that are now together again at The Bridge
Darcey with her 1st litter of pups - Sebastian on the right @ 2004
Darcey with her 2nd litter of pups - Topaz on the left @ 2005
Darcey with her two pups, Sebastian and Topaz
Darcey, Chester, Freya & Abbey all together again at Rainbow Bridge
Our lovely Darcey
Our two Rhiwlas Girls, Darcey & Freya

2010

Decorum
1995 - 2010
Decci
Decci with Marcus and Andy

Another star in heaven as we had to say goodbye to Decorum or Decci for short. She belonged to my sister, Vicky and had grown up with her. As you can see from the above photos she had been through the wars a bit, losing her eye but you could still see her at night!! Below is what Vicky had to say about her beloved cat, Decci.

"I know you have heard about poor little Decci. Bless her she is now at Rainbow Bridge. I wish to god she wasnít but she is. I keep telling myself she had 15 good years, but it doesnít make it any easier.

I have never know anything quite so heart rendering as that fateful trip to the vets. She was such a little fighter, that I never expected or saw it coming. She had lung and abdominal cancer and her bloods were showing signs of fatigue in both her kidneys and liver, so I know this was the kindest thing I could do. I just canít get the image of her lying asleep on that table, out of my mind. I miss her so much already."

Goodnight Decci, you were a right little character which I am sure you will show all your new friends you meet at The Bridge.

Bailey
GCCF Ch. & Fife Ch & Pr. Lyndongraey The Survivor
20.06.2008 - 04.10.2010
Bailey with his mum, Willow
With his best friend, Sacha
With some of his trophries

Where he enjoyed it the most

Taken too early and another star in heaven tonight and every night. Bailey had a really rough start in life and was the only survivor from Willow's one and only litter, my vet Nico worked wonders on him and he blossomed into a really handsome boy. Heather asked that if he made it, she would like to have him and he became her first Maine Coon show boy. Heather had a lovely time showing him and he did extremely well until he decided that he didn't want to do this anymore. Heather retired him from the show bench in February of this year and he became the housecat that he really wanted to be.

Here is what Heather had to say about our lovely boy. "Just a quick note to say thank you for letting me have my beautiful Bailey albeit for such a short time I know he is with the other Lyndongraey babies and there is another bright bright star in the sky.

We miss him so very much and cannot believe he is not around but know he is here in spirit. All the others I know are missing him as well, especially his friend Sacha. How the two of them loved playing in the garden together, chasing each other and trying to catch the butterflies and the insects - especially Bales - how he loved being in the garden and sitting by the water feature looking for the frogs . You just have to look at Sacha to see his little face looks so sad and he keeps going to the places where Bailey usually sat or slept. He constantly wants to go out into the garden but not for long, he runs around looking for Bales and then cries to come back in. Borya, is Borya but I know he too is much quieter, even Monty is not quite his usual grumpy self and Ziggy has been going round the garden I am sure looking for our lovely boy. Bales was always very respectful of her and she always kept/keeps an eye out for all of them.

Thank you once again Lynne for allowing me to have my beautiful boy. He will never be forgotten. I keep looking for him in his special places, watching me from the dinning room, sprawled out on the couch or on the breakfast bar, always looking majestic."

He is missed so much by us all but we do have lovely memories of him and thank you Heather for taking great care of him, I am just so very sorry that it wasn't longer.

Look after yourself Bailey and enjoy chasing those butterflies. Good night sweetheart. xx

Hawkins
Lyndongraey Legolas
15.03.2004 - 06.08.2010

Another star in heaven tonight and every night. Hawkins had a rough start in life but blossomed into a really handsome chap, he lived life to the full with Ray's mum and dad, he thoroughly enjoyed running round their garden and was very successful at catching birds and frogs that would visit the pond. Unfortunately Hawkins was diagnosed with lung and stomach cancer and to end further suffering was put to sleep. He is missed so much by us all but we do have lovely memories of him.

Look after yourself Hawkins and enjoy chasing those butterflies with your dad. Good night sweetheart.

Boris
Lyndongraey Boris
24.08.2006 - 10.07.2010

Another star in heaven tonight and every night. Boris was tragically knocked down he was rushed to the vets, but unfortunately there was nothing they could do, and he died of internal bleeding.

Boris lived with Graeme & Mandy with his two brothers, Broni and Luka. Rest assured that Boris is with you every day and every night you can see him as a star. He will always be looking down from The Bridge waiting for you.

"To say we are devastated and distraught is an understatement. We love our cats so much, they are our children. Boris was a really special boy, a one-off, and the fact that his life ended like that is gut-wrenching in the extreme. We still can't believe it's happened. It may get easier to bear in time, but right now it doesn't seem like it will. We know in our hearts though, that he loved the life he led, hunting in the woods, and romping around to his hearts' content."

Look after yourself Boris and enjoy chasing those butterflies with your mum and dad. Good night sweetheart.

Sir Lancelot
Lyndongraey Black Knight
22.02.2006 - 02.01.2010

Another star in heaven tonight and every night.

Lancie was tragically diagnosed with a blood clot in the heart and to end further suffering the hardest decision ever, but the only right one, was made.

Lancie lived with the Powell family and was a constant companion to Audrey, who lost her constant shadow. Rest assured Audrey that Lancie is with you every day and every night you can see him as a star. He will always be looking down from The Bridge waiting for you.

Look after yourself Lancie and enjoy chasing those butterflies. Good night sweetheart.

2009

Abbey
Ridgetor Winter Wonder
at Lyndongraey
03.12.1994 - 31.12.2009
Freya
Rhiwlas Moonmaple
at Lyndongraey
02.02.1996 - 31.12.2009

Two more stars in heaven tonight as we had to say goodbye to our two "Golden Oldies", Abbey & Freya. We have had so much fun over the years with these two girls, neither of them liked to work in the field, especially Freya who was very gun-shy and hated loud noises, but both did well in the show ring and represented the Field Spaniel breed at many events throughout the country but best of all they were wonderful family pets who are so badly missed by us all. Freya was a real daddy's girl and Ray has now lost his shadow.

We decided that at 14 and 15 years old and with their health failing that it would be lovely for them to go to Rainbow Bridge together but it was one of the hardest things we have done and we hope that they are now looking down feeling young and in good health again. Go and find Bazil, Chester and all our other Lyndongraey babies and enjoy chasing those pheasants until we meet again, good night sweethearts.

The above two photos were the last ones we have of Abbey & Freya so we thought you may like to see some more photos of our girls over the years.

Abbey & Freya @ December 2008
Abbey & Sebastian and Freya with Darcey at Discover Dogs @ November 2006
Abbey, Darcey & Freya with their trophies @ 2005
Abbey @ 2003
Freya trying to get in the cats bed
@ 2003

Woody
Lyndongraey Lord Voldemort
31 July 2007 - 22 October 2009

Ray and I are totally devastated to hear the tragic news about Woody. He had been living with the Cunningham family for the past 2 years and 2 months ago his half brother, Buzz was introduced, but sadly Woody was knocked over and is now looking down from Rainbow Bridge. Below is what Paul had to say about their wonderful dog.

"Sorry to have had to give you the bad news yesterday. Woody was a wonderful dog and came from a great home, it was a pleasure and an honour to of had such a nice and loving dog, and we have you to thank for that. He will be missed very much, more than I could ever try and put into words and I know that you both know exactly how we feel. Well Tom asked me to send you this photo of him and Woody it was at the show this year where they came second in the young handler class. Tom was very proud of his dog, so he asked me to pass on this photo to you so he could show you how much he loved his dog. We cannot thank you and Ray enough for your kind offer of another puppy, may be next year, as you will know I can't think about that sort of thing at the moment but I think that Buzz will need another companion to help him, but he seems to be coping well at the moment. He does go to where we had Woody laid over night and whimper and cry a bit but he will get over it in time, I hope, with some extra love from the rest of the family. Well just to let you know we took Woody to be cremated today and we have choosen a hand carved wooden sculpture of a dog with a bone for his ashes to be put in, then we can bring him home and he can lay by the fire and he will still be with the people he loved and the ones that loved him. Once again I'm very sorry for having to give you such bad news, but Woody introduced us to what we consider to be the BEST breed of dog ever, and myself and Pauline would like to say we think you and Ray are a credit to the breed, so thankyou and we will keep in touch."

Woody will be sorely missed by us all - go and find all our other Lyndongraey babies and look after yourselves. Good night sweetheart.

Merlin
Fife European Premier Kassaro Texussilver
21 November 1999 - 30 September 2009

Another star in heaven tonight and forever in my heart.

Merlin was diagnosed with kidney failure and to end further suffering we took the hardest decision ever, but the only right one.

Merlin was my very first Maine Coon who looked after George & Vassiliy when he was here - now go and find Vassie and he will look after you at The Bridge and I promise to watch out for your shadow, George who is searching for you all the time.

Look after yourselves boys and enjoy chasing those butterflies, until we meet again. Good night sweethearts.

Merlin
Merlin

Chilli
Ch. Kassaro Kayla
24 May 2001 - 27 August 2009

Chilli has been living with Natalya for the past four and half years, sadly she passed away and is now looking down from Rainbow Bridge. Below is what Natalya had to say about "Princess Chilli".

"I am utterly devastated, she was a little shining light of love and happiness in my life. She brought me such joy and life is not the same without her cuddling up in bed and sending me to sleep with her purrs; not to mention the chirrups and miaows all the time and the constant fluffy shadow following me everywhere and into absolutely everything. It will take some time to get used to coming home to silence instead of to a happy greeting from Chilli telling me all about the birds she's been watching from the window and shoving her nose into whatever bag I'm carrying. She was curious and playful all the time and I shall miss her companionship and love of life terribly. Her ashes are scattered in the gardens so she can still watch the birds."

She will be sorely missed by all of us - go and find all our other Lyndongraey babies and look after yourselves until we meet again. Good night sweetheart.

It is with great sadness that we had to say goodbye to one of our little Field Spaniel babies,
Lyndongraey If Only on 8 June 2009 & one little Maine Coon kitten on 13 June 2009.
Another two stars in heaven every night and now at Rainbow Bridge.

Vassiliy
TICA Supreme Grand Champion & Fife European Champion
Taurus Goloubchik, DSM

13 July 2003 - 30 January 2009
Another star in heaven tonight and forever in my heart. He seemed a little flat, so I took him to see Nico on the Monday and by Friday Vassiliy told me that it was his time to say goodbye. He had been diagnosed with lymphatic cancer.

I miss you so very much especially your headbutts in the morning at breakfast - but know that you are now looking down from Rainbow Bridge in perfect health again. Go and find all our other Lyndongraey babies and look after yourselves until we meet again. Good night sweetheart.
Vassiliy & George
Vassiliy & Merlin

2008

Anya
FIFe Grand International Champion Vesna Sibirskaya's Anfisa
27 June 2004 - 05 June 2008
Another star in heaven tonight - we had to say goodbye to our lovely Anya today to save her from further suffering. She had been diagnosed with a very rare aggressive cancer back in April, so we hope we made your last few weeks as enjoyable as possible.

We miss you in your favourite spots around the house and garden, sitting on the table in the sunshine - but know that you are now looking down from Rainbow Bridge in perfect health again.

Go and find all our other Lyndongraey babies and look after yourselves until we meet again. Good night sweetheart.


Freddy
December 2006 - May 2008
Thank you to everyone, especially the train driver who spotted Freddy, unfortunately he was tragically killed on the line. Freddy had a wonderful life, albeit so short. He was a little character and is missed by the whole family and will always be remembered - he is now looking down from Rainbow Bridge.

2007

It is with great sadness that we had to say goodbye to one of our little Field Spaniel babies,
Lyndongraey Remember Me on 31 July 2007.
Another star in heaven on that night and now at Rainbow Bridge.


Charlie
(Lyndongraey Fire on Ice)
22 Feburary 2006 - 24 April 2007
Tragically knocked over. Thank you Sandra & Sonny for giving Charlie a great life, albeit so short. He was a great character and will always be looking down from Rainbow Bridge.

2006


Solo
(Lyndongraey Hans Solo)
5 April 2006 - 21 April 2006
We had to say goodbye to this little boy at only 16 days old, he had a really rough start in life and decided that it wasn't for him. Goodnight sweetheart and I hope you are happy at Rainbow Bridge.


Kara
(Lyndongraey Topaz)
27 February 2005 - 6 February 2006
Tragically knocked over. Thank you Erica & Jack for giving Kara a great life, albeit so short. She was always my special little lady.

2005

It is with great sadness that we had to say goodbye to one of our little Field Spaniel babies,
Lyndongraey Forgetmenot on 8 September 2005.
Another star in heaven on that night and now at Rainbow Bridge.


Chester
(Milljohn Moorlander at Lyndongraey)
15 September 1991- 6 February 2005

Chester was our first Field Spaniel, he proved a wonderful introduction to this vulnerable breed. He was liver in colour, very handsome, our constant companion, very loyal and our best friend.

Go and find Bazil and Neva and the three of you behave yourselves and enjoy comfort and health again.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd come straight up to heaven and bring you home again. I miss you so very much, be happy until we meet again at Rainbow Bridge!

Look not where I was,
for I am not there
My spirit is free, I am everywhere
In the air that you breathe,
in the sounds that you hear,
Please don't cry for me now,
my spirit is near
I'll watch you from the other side,
I'll be the one running,
new friends at my side
Smile at my memory,
remember in your heart
This isn't the end at all,
It's a brand new start.

Chester enjoying the sunshire at a training day


Chester waiting for his biscuit along with Darcey, Freya & Abbey

Sebastian, Vassiliy and Chester just about hanging on!!

2004

Neva
(Tiggytykes Annaneva)
17 March 2003 - 23 July 2004

Neva our first Siberian, so cruelly taken far too early, but a fantastic introduction to this wonderful breed - thank you Neva.

Neva settled in very quickly and didn't stop purring since the day she arrived. Her breeder, Sue Bellew, called her a 'purr-pot' and I have to agree with her, she purred to the very end.

Miss you loads; you never knew Bazil but find him, he will look after you - be happy until we meet at Rainbow Bridge!

2001


Bazil
(Highclare Buster Brown at Lyndongraey)
5 July 1990 - 27 January 2001

Bazil was our first dog, he was a very naughty Welsh Springer Spaniel. Loved by all who knew him and a constant companion to Chester.

Miss you loads; be happy until we meet at Rainbow Bridge!